Sunday, February 28News For London

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A quarter of a million raised in two days for Cumbria flood victims

  Screen shot of fundraiser page showing funds raised by 1pm Monday.   Over a quarter of a million pounds has been raised in forty-eight hours by the Cumbria Community Foundation to help recent flood victims in the county. According to the foundation's website, a one million pound campaign was launched Saturday, to support communities pounded by Storm Desmond which brought record levels of rainfall to the North of England and Scotland. By 10am Monday, the foundation’s website showed the donation counter had reached two hundred and ninty-five thousand pounds, 30% of the targeted one million pounds. Annalee Holliday, Communications Officer for the Cumbria Community Foundation told Westminster news that she expected the fund to reach 300 thousand pounds by the end of da
Polar Plunge leaves the Ice Bucket Challenge behind

Polar Plunge leaves the Ice Bucket Challenge behind

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Londoners plunge into icy water to raise money for Special Olympics. Indraja Gugle reports from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Sub-editor: Jipsa George    On a Saturday morning in February, as the temperature dipped below 5˚ Celsius, Londoners gathered at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to plunge in icy water for the inaugural Great Britain Polar Plunge. This feat was designed to raise money for Special Olympics. London may be used to its inhabitants jogging in the snow, but a plunge in glacial water goes to show their great support towards inclusive sports like the Special Olympics. Sarah, a participant, was raring to go with her team of eight. “It’s all right so far, although we got more scared when we looked at the pool and there was lots of ice on top. But it’s for